Presenting the Draft National Strategy for Volunteering


The Draft National Strategy brings together all the information, ideas, and feedback you have shared with Volunteering Australia throughout the co-design journey so far.

Following Volunteering Australia's Visioning Workshops across the country a Core Design Group, made up of members from the Working Groups and other stakeholders in the volunteering ecosystem, came together to produce a Draft National Strategy for Volunteering. The Core Design Group built the draft using the Discovery Insights Report, the findings from the Volunteering in Australia Research, the evidence from the Volunteering Research Papers, and the visions and storyboards produced at the Visioning Workshops.

The Draft National Strategy identifies three focus areas, three strategic objectives, and eleven 'systemic shifts' that are required to achieve the vision for volunteering over the next ten years.

Volunteering Australia now invites you to provide feedback on the Draft National Strategy for Volunteering by completing the survey. The survey has two options: a short option for those who only want to provide general feedback, or a longer option for those who want to provide feedback on the various components of the draft.

Other ways to provide feedback

Volunteering Australia will be hosting two online feedback sessions for anyone who wants to come along and share their feedback verbally. These online sessions are aimed at people who were not able to attend a Visioning Workshop, including those in regional and rural areas.

  • Online Feedback Session 1, Tuesday 22 November, 7:00am - 9:00am (AWST), Register
  • Online Feedback Session 2, Wednesday 23 November, 11:00am - 1:00pm (AWST), Register

You can also provide general feedback by filling out the comment section on Volunteering Australia's website.

We encourage you to share the Draft National Strategy for Volunteering and the feedback survey with your networks and stakeholders.

The National Strategy for Volunteering is funded by the Australian Government